Downshire Brass is actively fundraising to support our participation in the 2015 European Brass Band Championships where we will be representing Northern Ireland in the Challenge Section.  Click here for further information about our  exciting trip to Freiburg, Germany and how you can help with our fundraising.



About the Band

Downshire Brass are based in South Belfast. The band was formed in 1990 by the amalgamation of the Hillsborough and Reid Memorial Silver bands and has entertained audiences both locally and internationally over the years. We are a band of enthusiastic amateur musicians who get together twice a week to make music and prepare for concerts, competitions recordings and broadcasts. 

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What we do

Downshire Brass perform concerts regularly throughout the year at various venues across Northern Ireland and enjoy continuing success in brass band competitions across the UK and Ireland. The band strives to include something for everyone in its musical repertoire, which ranges from traditional brass band marches, through ‘big band’, the classics and popular music. 

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